Keep close to nature’s heart

Magpie's Nest Red Rosin Monoprint pagesthanks to my friend Jan for sharing a John Muir quote which was the inspiration for my latest red rosin monoprint page…

Magpie's Nest beginning page

the flower is from a book page showing the parts of a flower (I liked how it complimented the green of my mono printed pages)…

Magpie's Nest nature rubber stamps

I used some of my new plastered paper which was done over a page from a small phone book (paper phone books are almost a thing of the past here)…

Magpie's Nest John Muir quote

adding this to my entries #99 … #110 and #136 over at Art Journal Journey for this month’s “favorite poem/quotes” theme and the little butterfly is for the Moo Mania “Butterfly/Schmetterlinge” challenge

“Keep close to Nature’s heart …  and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

26 responses to “Keep close to nature’s heart

  1. A lovely quote and your page does it justice.

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  2. Liebe Patty, what a gorgeous page, love it.

    Thank you so much for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

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  3. Wonderful page, love the delicate colours and design, as well as the quote. Just G*R*E*A*T! Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey and Moo Mania, Alles Liebe Dir, Valerie

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  4. Beautifully created Patty – I really do like the layout and the colors!
    Sandy xx

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  5. Beautiful, fantastic creativity, lovr it!

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  6. twinkletoes2day

    What a lovely page 😀 I like your use of a phonebook page, (I have one lingering too), the cutaway flower and the wee butterfly, which is so pretty 😀
    Thank you for the comment on my post, I’m glad you like the AntiJournal pages and the butterfly project 😀
    I completely missed T Tuesday this week, but having been out for a delicious lunch today, i shan’t miss next week 😉 TTFN xo

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  7. i love the quotes of John muir about nature, and this one sums it all up… and great texture on your Journal page, with wonderful Colors. bravo!

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  8. Beautiful page for lovely words tributing the Earth. Have a wonderful spring, dear Patty.

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  9. froebelsternchen

    I love what you made here with this beautiful quote… you illustrated it perfectly liebe Patty and a special ♥ from me that you add this little butterfly
    … Moo Mania & More is happy to have you with it!

    Another fantastic entry for Art Journal Journey dear LIEBE Patty!

    xoxoxo
    Susi

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  10. Great quote…and you’ve really done it justice. LOVE your ‘bits & pieces’ stamps…they must be really handy.

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  11. So beautiful, Patty. I love this quote. What a beautiful calming colour this is. xxx

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  12. You definitely have been keeping “close to nature’s heart” – in person and in your journal! Beautiful!

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  13. A gorgeous page, love the soft blue colours and the super quote.
    Yvonne

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  14. What a lovely page lovely lady! Happy Earth day! xoxo

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  15. a truly lovely page and quote Patty-perfect for Earth Day!

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  16. seeing this on Earth Day…lovely

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  17. Your page is gorgeous – I love the soft bluey green background, and the flower is a perfect match for it. It’s a lovely quote too. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier, I hope you have a great week
    Diana x

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  18. That honeycomb stamp is great, Patty. I like how it all came together. Says a lot about the earth.

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  19. This is beautiful, dear Patty.
    I love your background page with the mono printing, and the stamps you used, giving life to it.-and the strip of telephone book paper, with the flowers looks so wonderful. Also the cut out flower is gorgeous, -and the qoute is great, I love the : ” wash your spirit clean” and wish I could do that ,just now !! Sending you hugs across the oceans !!

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  20. Dear Patty I am a great lover of blue color in any way and so I love your new page so much. Very good words on it and the flower is an eyecatcher. I like also the soft background texture,well done!
    Greetings
    Sabine xox

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  21. There is so much in this page, but it also has such a marvellous clarity of design. I love your art.

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  22. Beautiful quote, beautiful page…feminine and delicate.Just lovely.
    Have a nice and warm weekend, dear Patty .

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  23. This is gorgeous. The flower, the quote, the background make this a stunning piece. I was surprised that phone books are on the way out in your area, because I have more than I can handle each year. I have three for 2014-2015 and two for 2015-2016. Have I not mentioned that we in the midwest are the last to discover a “new” trend (grin)?

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